FDBusiness.com

BPEX launches pig welfare assurance database

 Breaking News
  • 2 Sisters and Standards in Poultry Processing Report Published The Environment, Foods and Rural Affairs Committee in the UK has published its report into 2 Sisters Food Group and Standards in Poultry Processing. The Committee launched an inquiry into 2 Sisters and poultry standards following the undercover footage released by The Guardian and ITN. The evidence sessions looked at the issues raised at the 2 [...]...
  • ADM Wins ‘Most Innovative Food Ingredient’ at Gulfood Excellence Awards Archer Daniels Midland Company has been awarded ‘most innovative food ingredient’ for its natural sweetening solution, Fruit Up® Fiber, at this year’s Gulfood Manufacturing Industry Excellence Awards. The awards recognize best practices and innovation within the food manufacturing industry value chain. Entries were judged on the additional value the innovations brought to developers, as well as [...]...
  • Bayn Europe Enters China Sugar Reduction Market Bayn Europe has signed a strategic framework agreement with Kong Wua Group in China, outlining the establishment of a R&D center for sugar reduction and production of sugar replacer solutions. Through the agreement, Bayn and Kong Wua will bring sugar replacer solution to the market to help tackle the sugar over-consumption social problems. “It is important [...]...
  • It’s Time to End Food Waste – White Paper Among the most interesting topics in the publication ‘It’s time to end food waste’ is a closer look at the psychology of food waste by Nina Waldhauer at the University of Wageningen. Waldhauer explains how “(…) the food sector business can create opportunities for reducing consumer-related food waste. It can be done in ways that acknowledge consumer´s goal [...]...
  • Orkla Sells K-Salat to Stryhns Orkla Foods Danmark has agreed to sell its K-Salat business to Stryhns, which is part of the Norwegian Agra group. The purpose of the sale is to concentrate Orkla’s activities on fewer categories. K-Salat has a product portfolio of salad spreads, mayonnaise, remoulade, dressings and potato salads in Denmark. Under the agreement, Stryhns will take over [...]...

BPEX launches pig welfare assurance database

May 08
10:17 2013

The British Pig Executive (BPEX) has launched a new online database to showcase pigs that adhere to the Red Tractor welfare assurance scheme.

The website allows vets to upload veterinary data straight into the database via a smartphone app to reveal the welfare of pigs they have visited on UK farms.The pigs are assessed under the Real Welfare project an industry-led project funded by BPEX to help pig producers demonstrate pig welfare and boost productivity, using animal-based measures. Pigs are assessed for a range of factors including: the presence or absence of lesions; body marks and lameness.

Highest welfare standards

Meanwhile, Tony Goodger, foodservice trade manager at BPEX, told FoodManufacture.co.uk that food manufacturers should adopt the Red Tractor logo as the most effective way of displaying that their products adhere to the highest welfare standards.

In this video, he also warned that 88% of pigs entering the European supply chain are from non-compliant farms. The EU must remedy the problem now or risk people questioning what other illegal practises may be being ignored by the authorities, said Goodger.

The EU banned the use of sow stalls from January 1. Goodger warned that although 10 countries are fully compliant, this only accounted for 12% of pigmeat on the market.

About Author

colin

colin

Related Articles



Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition 2016

Upcoming Events

  • November 28, 2017Fi Europe
  • December 4, 2017Plastics and Paper in Contact with Foodstuffs 2017
  • January 8, 2018RAI Exhibition
  • January 16, 2018Sival Plant Production Trade Show
AEC v1.0.4

find food jobs

The Magazine

F&D Business Preferred Suppliers

New Subscriber





Subscribe Here



Advertisements